Hong Kong’s Localist Revolutionaries – People & Power

They call themselves localists – a movement that wants semi-autonomous Hong Kong to split from China, amid concerns that Beijing is cracking down on political and cultural freedoms.

But throughout 2016, as pro-democracy activists (many of whom had previously aligned under the gentler coalition Umbrella Movement) became more radicalised, seasoned China-watchers began to wonder whether their calls for independence would prove a provocation too far.

People & Power asked filmmakers James Leong and Lynn Lee to follow events and find out.

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